January 2018
Remember that all funds raised in L.A. stay in L.A. at ASLA . . . Please consider a Donation HERE
Happy New Year!!

Good News - we are moving nearer to the Self-Determination Program, it looks like the waiver is getting closer to approval.
You may remember that for the first three years, there will be a phase-in period and only 2,500 regional center clients will be able to be part of the Self-Determination Program. (After three years, it will be open to everyone.)  The Department of Developmental Services (DDS) will be randomly picking the 2,500 participants based on diversity factors by regional center, such as gender, ethnicity, disability, and age.
To be part of that random selection, you must attend an information meeting about the Self-Determination Program.  
In January, ASLA are sponsoring 2 sessions, we hope to see you there:

January 22 7pm - 9:30pm

Goldsmith Jewish Federation Building

6505 Wilshire Blvd, Sanders Board Room

January 29 10am - 12pm
Mychal's Learning Place

4901 W. Rosecrans Ave., Hawthorne, CA 90250


Additional information sessions planned so far in the LA area, are included below and more will be released during the quarter.

Have a great month, hope to see you at an informational session or the Caring Parent Connection tonight!

The Autism Society of Los Angeles Team

ASLA Events & Initiatives

Autism Society of Los Angeles
Thanks their Business Members for their generosity.
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Informational Meetings on Self-Determination
Additional Informational Sessions

January 11 7pm
Friendship Circle 
1952 S. Robertson Blvd, LA 90034 
(310) 280-0955
Harbor Regional Meetings 6:00 - 7:30pm
February 19, Spanish, HRC Long Beach
March 13, Spanish, HRC Torrance
April 16, English, HRC Long Beach
May 8th, English, HRC Torrance
June 12, Spanish, HRC Long Beach
To register for one of the above HRC presentations, please contact Sandra Fortino 310-543-0659

Interesting Opportunities
HOW to SUPPORT Autism Society of Los Angeles
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